Why did Dr's in the 1800's think Bleeding sick people would help them?

why did Dr's in the 1800's think bleeding sick people would help them?
katrina
Asked Apr 23, 2010

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The theory was that the ailment was a contamination in your body (which is kinda true), so by draining out blood, they were hoping to drain out "bad blood." It's like sucking the poison out of a snake bite.
Oni_Kami
Answered Apr 23, 2010

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